Coconut Banana Green Smoothie

Coconut Banana Green Smoothie

The SkinnyMs. Coconut Banana Green Smoothie brings the taste of the tropics right to your blender, but without all of those added calories and fats. Like most of our smoothie recipes, this recipe uses three amazing superfoods (quinoa, banana, and spinach), which will boost your health and supply great taste. Adding superfoods into your diet and into your delicious smoothies is an excellent way to get your important vitamins and minerals into your meals. Quinoa is one of the most protein-rich foods we can eat. Bananas help increase brainpower and spinach assists with fighting cancer. This tasty smoothie does it all and only has 4 grams of fat with 179 calories per serving. We think this recipe is a “home-run”. You should try it out for yourself!

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Coconut Banana Green Smoothie

Coconut Banana Green Smoothie

Serving Size: 1/2 the recipe | Calories: 179 | Total Fat: 4 gm | Saturated Fats: 2 gm | Trans Fats: 0 gm | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 28 mg | Carbohydrates: 31 gm | Dietary Fiber: 5 gm | Sugars: 11 gm | Protein: 7 gm | SmartPoints: 7 |

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 tbsp. unsweetened, dehydrated coconut
  • 3/4 cup organic soy milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1 cup spinach, packed
  • 1/2 inch slice fresh ginger

Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Recipe Notes:

Because of the coconut, this will not have a completely smooth texture.

This is actually pretty sweet due to the apple juice. So if you are sensitive to sweets, start off without the apple juice, and just add 1 tbsp. at a time until you reach your desired sweetness.

If you've never cooked quinoa before, here's how it's done:

Thoroughly rinse the dry grain. In a medium saucepan, combine 1/2 cup quinoa with 1 cup water or broth. Bring to boil for 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Turn heat off and cover with lid for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve. (Adjust liquid level as per desired consistency. Quinoa is ready when the grain appears translucent and white germ is clearly visible. For rice cooker, follow instructions for white rice.

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6 Comments on "Coconut Banana Green Smoothie"

  1. missmollyanne  February 25, 2012

    I make "green drinks" every day!  My favorite, easiest go to drink is:

    1 cup water
    1 cup greens (anything!  Spinach, kale, mustard or collard greens, etc…)
    1 cup strawberries
    1 tsp cinnamon

    Blend! Drink!

    This is a mid morning or mid afternoon snack for me every day!  I can whip it up in 3 minutes on my way out the door.  I have a magic bullet, so that makes it even easier and more portable!  I know I'm getting my greens when I chug this – plus I mostly taste the strawberries.  Super yum!!

    Reply
    • skinnyms  February 28, 2012

      Missmoolyanne – Sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

      Reply
  2. juliemccarthy  May 24, 2012

    both of these sound like the would be good to try.

    Reply
  3. juliemccarthy  May 24, 2012

    both of these sound like the would be good to try.

    Reply
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  5. crunchewy  June 15, 2015

    I would think coconut milk would be better than soy for this recipe.

    Reply

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